Upper Saddle River is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,356 people and just one neighborhood, Upper Saddle River is the 241st largest community in New Jersey.
Real Estate Prices
Upper Saddle River home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Upper Saddle River real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Upper Saddle River is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 93.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Upper Saddle River is a borough of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Upper Saddle River who work in management occupations (25.11%), sales jobs (19.63%) and business and financial occupations (9.11%).
Also of interest is that Upper Saddle River has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.70% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Upper Saddle River is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Upper Saddle River really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Upper Saddle River perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Upper Saddle River, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.45 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small borough, Upper Saddle River has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.